The management of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, has dismissed the report of an ongoing internal strike by the Academic Staff Union members of the University.
The ASUU OAU chapter has on Monday in an emergency congress issued a communique on the resolution to commence an indefinite strike for non-payment of Earned Academic Allowance (EAA) by the University.
The union noted that all political and diplomatic means to resolve the indifference failed and can only embark on strike action.
However, the management has released a statement, debunking the effectiveness of any strike action by the union.
ASUU-OAU not on Strike
The Public Relation Officer (PRO), Abiodun Olanrewaju representing the management has revealed that the action was taken by only a section of the lecturers while urging parents and students not to panic.
The statement reads: “The attention of the Management of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, has been drawn to a circular issued by a section of the academic staff, ASUU, calling on its members to go on strike, beginning from Monday, January 31, 2022.
“The University management is using this medium to inform the general public, particularly our students, their parents or guardians, that the overwhelming majority of the academic staff in OAU are not on strike nor do they have the intention of going on any strike action.
“Lectures are ongoing and students are being attended to by lecturers in their respective departments.
“Given the foregoing, parents, guardians, alumni and friends of the University are assured of an uninterrupted academic calendar, as our students are advised to go about their normal academic activities because there is no cause for concern or alarm.
“In addition, the University management wishes to appreciate the majority of our lecturers who have the interest of the students at heart, and have been teaching and attending to students.”